The position of Director of Admissions at Menlo College is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Dean of Enrollment Management. This position will be accountable for contributing to the overall enrollment goals of Menlo College. The Director of Admissions manages the day-to-day operations of the Enrollment Management Department, is the direct supervisor for all admissions counselors, and is responsible for the direct recruitment of an assigned territory. This position will focus not only on recruiting but on training, coaching and mentoring. Additionally, time will be invested in data analysis for proper strategic sales planning to meet assigned admissions goals. Responsible for the overall success of the department, the Director of Admissions will ensure that enrollment goals are met and that admissions policies and procedures are followed. Furthermore, the Director of Admissions will align the admissions team for ongoing success. The description of the responsibilities below is intended to be a descriptive but not necessarily all-inclusive list.
Develop a comprehensive admissions team and organization, assess the formal admissions process, and oversee the daily operation of the admissions team; ensure that the morale of the department is positive and take necessary steps to maintain a high level of enthusiasm and energy.
Work with all constituencies to develop the Menlo College admissions strategy by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to the Dean of Enrollment, and establishing admissions targets in line with overall recruitment goals and objectives.
Evaluate market trends regarding college/university selection; establish critical metrics; determine customer-service (student prospect-applicant) strategies; and manage human and financial resources in an effective and efficient manner.
Work with team members and other Menlo College personnel to select, recruit, and retain an entering class on a semi-annual basis that reflects the quality, quantity, and goals of the College, and analyze weekly enrollment reports to set strategic and tactical recruiting initiatives to meet assigned admissions goals.
Ensure that best practices are implemented and that policies and procedures are followed.
Assist with enrollment forecasting using empirical content/data (demographics and economic/behavioral trends) as predictors of success. Provide meaningful benchmarking.
Assist in the development and implementation of a financial aid program that effectively leverages merit or need-based student aid to fulfill the school’s mission and overall net revenue, and works collaboratively with the Director of Financial Aid, the CFO, Dean of Enrollment and VP of Enrollment, to allocate tuition discounting.
Maintain outreach to feeder schools to foster ongoing relationships; seek new markets.
Oversee the training of the admissions staff/verify that all admissions counselors are properly trained and take steps to improve the levels of proficiency; retrain and provide training as needed; including training on the ability to provide general financial aid counseling for prospective students.
Oversee prospective student and applicant counseling, and be prepared to provide admissions counseling to prospective students, applicants, and parents as necessary.
Manage admissions counselors and scheduled meetings to meet overall activity and enrollment metrics, and communicate enrollment goals and the needs of the admissions department to the Dean of Enrollment.
Manage the development and implementation of a comprehensive visit and yield event program.
Participate in institution-wide committees and task forces as needed.
Serve as the Veteran’s Affairs certifying official for Menlo College.
Complete other duties or responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Three to five years’ progressive college admissions experience.
Two to three years of successful management/supervision experience.
Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities.
Work experience in utilizing and troubleshooting technology systems, multi-tasking, and project management.
Flexibility to attend periodic evening and/or weekend planned events.
High degree of integrity and respect for confidentiality.
High degree of knowledge and understanding of, and passion for higher education.
Knowledge of Salesforce and PowerFaids, Common Application strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with accuracy.
Demonstrated strong listening, written and oral communication skills in a team-oriented environment.
ABOUT MENLO COLLEGE
Menlo College is a tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Faculty members teach and mentor from their perspectives as scholars, entrepreneurs, managers, and community leaders. Menlo College attracts students from all over the world, young adults who are committed to learning, playing intercollegiate sports, starting and leading organizations, and volunteering in the community. The campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator overflowing with opportunities for experience-based learning.
In support of experiential learning, all business majors at Menlo College are required to complete a 6-unit internship prior to graduation. Psychology majors are also strongly encouraged to complete a for-credit internship. The Menlo College Internship Program is designed to help students apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to professional settings.
Menlo College is consistently included in lists of America’s best colleges, including citations by the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) has brought additional recognition to the quality of the Menlo College experience: AC Online named Menlo as one of the 4-year colleges in California with the best lifetime return on investment (ROI). For more about Menlo College, please visit www.menlo.edu.
Applications should be submitted to:
Menlo College Director of Human Resources 1000 El Camino Real Atherton, CA 94027-4301 or via email to [email protected]
All prospective Menlo College employees are required to satisfy a criminal background check.
Menlo College is committed to a firm policy of equal employment opportunity.
Internal Number: Director of Admissions
About Menlo College
Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to prosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community... made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to prosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."